• Data Breaches

    October was National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, christened by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). According to the DHS website, this event was designed to “engage more »

    Robin Williams, the late actor and comedian, is widely quoted as saying, “If you can remember the ‘60s, then you weren’t there.” Similar sentiment may more »

    California Attorney General Kamala Harris released a report showing that the majority of health data breaches were from lost or stolen hardware. Health data breaches more »

    A healthcare data breach possibly occurred in Montana when PHI was mailed to the wrong individual. The VA Montana Health Care System is facing a more »

    A subpoena was issued for former US Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and his role in overseeing the launch of HealthCare.gov. Former US Chief Technology more »

    The Arizona State Retirement System is facing a potential healthcare data breach after unencrypted discs with PHI went missing in the mail. When healthcare organizations more »

    Even when medical facilities take the time to properly dispose of patients’ medical records, there is still a risk of a health data breach if more »

    A New Jersey doctor’s storage shed was reportedly broken into and 40,000 patient records were stolen. The case of a potential health data breach in more »

    The OIG revealed that the FDA’s computer network is vulnerable to a potential data breach. A recent audit by the Office of the Inspector General more »

    Improper disposal of X-ray films potentially exposes patients’ PHI. Physical safeguards are a crucial aspect of any healthcare organization’s security measures, and are especially critical more »

    Two data breaches have now taken place from when a Tennessee health department moved into a new office space over the summer. The Metro Public more »

    A recent study found that smaller healthcare facilities could potentially be at a greater risk for data breaches. Regardless of a healthcare provider’s size, it more »

    A Pennsylvania healthcare service said it had a potential data breach incident and medical records were also found outside a Michigan facility. A Pennsylvania healthcare more »

    An Oregon health insurance exchange (HIE) has had 18 security breaches in the last six months, with the most recent one occurring when documents containing more »

    Over a period of approximately three years, a “small number” of laptops have gone missing from ambulances in the Dallas area. The laptops in question more »

    The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) announced earlier this week that a laptop containing protected health information (PHI) of approximately 3,000 patients more »

    Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHSI) is facing more legal action resulting from its data breach that affected 4.5 million patients, as patient Briana Brito filed more »

    UC Davis Health System announced that it discovered a provider’s email had been compromised by an unknown source on September 26, breaching 1,326 patients’ data. According more »

    Data breaches are something that the healthcare industry is continuously working to prevent. However, computer hackers and malware attacks are often the first things that more »

    Cone Health of Greensboro, N.C. has alerted 2,076 Southeastern Heart and Vascular Center patients that their data was compromised as a result of a mailing more »

    The South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio has alerted 4,000 veterans that their personal data had been exposed as a result of a more »

    Nearly two years after Alere Home Monitoring, Inc. reported that an employee’s password-protected laptop was stolen from their car and 116,000 patients’ data was potentially compromised, more »

    Touchstone Medical Imaging, LLC has sent out notices to some patients treated prior to August of 2012 that it learned on May 9, 2014 that more »

    The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles announced an unencrypted laptop theft that compromised at least more than 500 patients’ data in August, but actual more »

    The Ponemon Institute’s Second Annual Study on Data Breach Preparedness gauged 567 cross-vertical executives’ confidence in their organizations’ ability to respond to data breaches. Compared more »

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